Galloping Goose Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Galloping Goose Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.5 miles 721 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking


trail running


horseback riding





wild flowers


The Galloping Goose has a number of trail heads and can be accessed from many points on Highway 145 and Illium Road between Telluride and Lizard Head Pass. The closest trail head to Telluride is on Society Drive just off Highway 145 past the Conoco at the Lawson Hill subdivision.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Fun, runs along the river to river trail

mountain biking
3 years ago

Fairly easy trail. There is one tricky part that you must watch for where the trail is eroding off the side of the cliff (after first creek crossing). You can buy it there easy. I chose to walk my bike at that part.

4 years ago

mountain biking
5 years ago

We do this from our house for a nice easy ride. It is a beautiful, nice and easy ride in the summer.